Looking for a simple spring craft DIY idea? Why not make spring a little brighter with this painted flower pot. It’s so easy to make—just see the DIY instructions below.
Just between us?
I am all about a really good craft.
For some reason—if I’m ever down and feeling blue and a little out of sorts and kind of irritated with rain and cold weather and gloomy cloudy skies–the best thing I can do when I find myself in this situation is visit my craft room.
I should show you the craft room drawers one day.
They are a sight to behold. Everything is color-coded and alphabetized and stacked and labeled and neatly put away into plastic bags that shrink down to the size of a napkin using a hairdryer.
Not even close.
But when I need a craft idea? I just open the drawers and baskets and stare at all the stuff that’s just sitting there in waiting for a project and from the depths of all of that disorganized piles of no-one-really-knows-what…
…a craft idea emerges.
Like this spring craft DIY idea—flower pots for flowers.
It’s amazing, truly.
Order out of disorder.
Calm out of chaos.
A project out of bits of stuff that ended up in a drawer.
At the risk of being random, can I draw an analogy here? It’s a little like Gilligan’s Island’s three-hour tour.
If you’ve ever watched TV Land do you remember?
The skipper too? The millionaire and his wife? The professor and Mary Ann?
They were seven unforgettable castaways stuck on an island after a three-hour tour. And they spent the better part of the next three years trying to get off.
But truth? Did anyone ever really want to leave the island?
I mean….seriously….the professor could build telephones out of Mrs. Howell’s diamond necklace and a few random coconuts and island vegetation….but somehow scientific genius deserted him when it came to building….ummm…..a raft? And remember when NASA spotted the castaways and they were covered in glue and feathers and Mission Control thought they were from Mars….why didn’t the professor just develop an anti-chicken feather glue machine from Ginger’s eyebrow pencil and driftwood?
They all said they wanted to leave.
They acted like they wanted to leave.
But it was chicken feathers and glue every time.
Martian chicken feathers.
That’s a lot like me.
You see…I truly want to be organized in that craft room.
I read books on organization and pin cute ideas for organization and buy all sorts of organizational supplies and spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about how wonderful it would for all those craft supplies to be organized.
But in the end, it never really happens.
Because if I did—maybe I wouldn’t be inspired to create any more when I opened those drawers.
And maybe I’d never create a craft like this spring DIY idea of a flower pot for flowers.
(total aside: enough analogy for now—here are a few instructions.)
Spring Craft DIY Flower Pots for Flowers
Step 1: clean terra cotta pots
You can use existing terra cotta pots that you already have or purchase them from the home improvement store.
Step 2: prime and paint terra cotta pots
Use a sponge brush for these because it makes it so much easier.
Let dry between coats.
Step 3: find a scrapbook paper with flowers
Just make sure it has individual flowers you can cut out.
Step 4: cut out flowers
Trim as closely to the edges of the flowers as you can.
Step 5: Mod podge the flowers onto the painted pot
Follow the instructions on the container and apply Mod Podge first, then apply the flower and add more Mod Podge on top.
Smooth out to prevent wrinkles.
Keep adding flowers until you have the exact look you want.
Step 6: Seal with a water-based sealer
Step 7: Plant your plants
I’m not stressing about the organization of craft supplies.
I think it’s a little over-rated.
Creating is SO MUCH more fun than organizing.
As for me and my craft room? I think we’ll stay on the island a little longer. 🙂
PS In vintage television news—remember when television stopped at midnight?